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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mangifera indica</i> mango.

This chapter focuses on the origin, morphological and physiological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods, cryopreservation of embryos and molecular genetics of mangoes (Mangifera indica). The importance of genetic manipulation in improving the fruit...

Author(s)
Litz, R. E.; Hormaza, J. I.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Carya illinoinensis</i> pecan.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of pecans (Carya illinoinensis). The importance of developing various genetic manipulation ...

Author(s)
Vendrame, W.; Wetzstein, H.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cucurbits.

This second edition, which is completely updated with new content and full-colour figures throughout, continues to provide complete coverage relating to the production of cucurbits, including cucumbers, gourds, muskmelons, pumpkins, squashes and watermelons. It provides up-to-date, succinct and...

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book
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Cover for Management of the Asian citrus psyllid in Asia.

This chapter focuses on the origin and spread, pest status, current distribution and influence of abiotic factors, chemical control, spread of huanglongbing, insecticide resistance, natural enemies, plant volatiles, and physical control of the Asian citrus psyllid. Citrus industries and orchards...

Author(s)
Beattie, G. A. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Ecological and economic entomology: a global synthesis.

This book contains 13 chapters focusing on the ecology and control of insects as they affect human society. A brief outline of the insect structure, classification and importance is presented and the various geographical and landscape aspects of the distribution of terrestrial plants and the...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An introduction to plant pests.

Before starting to classify plant pests, this chapter looks briefly at classification in general to provide some insights. Then, the physical drivers and the global distribution of plant associations are discussed. The classification of plant pests, including the ecological method of...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Arthropod pests and their management.

In the present chapter, the first part deals with pomegranate integrated pest management (which involves chemical, cultural, physical and biological control methods), followed by a description of the main pests in relation to their potential economic importance worldwide and grouped according to...

Author(s)
Cocuzza, G. E. M.; Goldansaz, S. H.; Harsur, M.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soybean disease and production losses.

To gain some perspective on the relative magnitude of crop loss due to disease, this chapter first takes a brief look at the impact of weeds and animal pests (focusing on insect pests) on soyabean production. Then, soyabean production losses to pathogens in the USA and the world are discussed, as...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Arthropod pests.

This chapter describes the major pests of Citrus and the recent changes in their distribution. These pests include the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri), citrus leafminer (Phyllocnistis citrella), root weevil (Diaprepes abbreviatus), citrus rust mite (Phyllocoptruta oleivora), and nematodes....

Author(s)
Albrigo, L. G.; Stelinski, L. L.; Timmer, L. W.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938154)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for General introduction.

This chapter provides information on Bactrocera as pests, as well as introducing their value as model organisms for broader scientific research. The discovery of Bactrocera tryoni in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2015, and the immediate steps done to control its spread are also outlined.

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter

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